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  • Wendy Parsons Returns to Development Team

    Friday, October 10, 2008

    A member of Saint Joseph's development team from 1990-1999, Wendy Parsons has returned to the University as assistant vice president for development. She possesses more than 17 years of fundraising experience working in higher education, health care and the arts.

  • MacLean Chair Examines Catholicism in Politics

    Friday, October 10, 2008

    With the presidential race now entering its final crucial months, Saint Joseph's new Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair, Thomas Massaro, S.J., could not be a more appropriate and relevant campus visitor. Massaro is an expert in Catholic social doctrine and its role in American political life; he will be sharing his expertise with the University community throughout the fall semester.

  • SJU Institute Hits the Streets to End Silence Surrounding Crime

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2008)--Philadelphia is one of the most violent cities in America. Last year 392 homicides were recorded, and yet 49 percent of those remain unsolved. It can be hard to imagine, but young people who live in crime-infested neighborhoods and witness violence every day are often the last to report those crimes to police.

  • Four-Day Work Week Saves Money, But at What Cost?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    With operating costs rising, employers around the country are entertaining the advantages of a four-day work week. Proponents of the abbreviated schedule boast benefits of cost savings, easier commutes, increased leisure time, and its viability as an alternative to layoffs. So why isn’t this trend becoming widespread?

  • Landing a Job After College: The Four-Year Plan

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Most college students avoid thinking about the real world until at least their junior year, putting off that visit to the campus career center as long as possible. According to Matthew Brink of Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center, sometimes it’s the waiting that can make the task overwhelming.

  • Connecting with the Great Depression?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Political leaders, economic analysts and journalists are comparing the current financial meltdown to the Great Depression. “Worst Crisis Since the ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight” was a recent baleful headline from The Wall Street Journal.

  • From Main Street to Wall Street

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Members of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business faculty at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are available to speak about the financial crisis.

  • Peacebuilding in Africa

    Friday, October 3, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2008) – Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo, a peace officer working in Uganda for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will visit Saint Joseph's University on October 7 to discuss the conflict between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Her lecture, "Peacebuilding in Africa: the Case of Uganda," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center.

  • Mixed Media Works at SJU Gallery Illuminate Mixed Messages

    Friday, September 26, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) - illumination, a collection of mixed media/collage works by Kentucky artist Julie Gawne, is featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.

  • Students Seek Two-Wheeled Solution to Economic, Environmental Crises

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) – The cost of gas, which continues to hover above $3.50, has sparked national interest in alternative fuels and modes of transportation. College students, in particular, are beginning to look for ways to avoid the economic and environmental impact of driving every day.

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